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Published In: Species Plantarum 1: 81. 1753. (1 May 1753) (Sp. Pl.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

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Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
Type: Type locality: Europe.
Distribution: Distribution: Kashmir, introduced; range as for genus, introduced elsewhere.
Comment/Acknowledgements: Hare’s-tail is a plant of maritime sands and dry waste places inland, frequently grown as an ornamental and sometimes escaping.
Map Location: B-8 Kashmir: Pahlgam, July 1928, Dharm Pal Bhandari s.n. (K).


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Tufted, greyish-pubescent annual; culms 8-50 cm high, erect or ascending, simple or branched from the lower nodes. Leaf-blades 1-20 cm long, 2-14 mm wide, velvety-pubescent; sheaths inflated. Panicle .0.5-6 cm long, 0.5-2 cm wide, very softly and densely hairy. Spikelets 7-9 mm long (excluding awns), those at the base of the panicle mostly sterile; glumes villous on the back, the setaceous tip with hairs c.2 mm long; lemma 3-5 mm long, lanceolate, bearing 2 apical bristles 2-6 mm long and a dorsal awn 8-20 mm long.
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